Fayette County, Iowa Farmland Prices and Land Auction Information

The following information is from Iowa State University’s Land Survey that’s released each December. It is only a guide and won’t apply exactly to your farmland.  Last update 12/2023. Data on this page can be up to 12 months old. To see current Iowa land prices and most recent farmland sales results click here

Fayette County Iowa Farmland Value Profile

Fayette County Iowa Farmland Value Profile
  • The average value of farmland in Fayette County is $13,197 per acre which is up $467 from 2022 to 2023.
  • The average price of tillable farmland per CSR2 point in Fayette County is $167.05 for 2023 land auctions.
  • Fayette County is ranked 31 in the state of Iowa in average dollars per acre for tillable farmland.
  • The highest sale of farmland in Fayette County in 2023 was $17,600 per acr
Location Northeast Iowa
County Size 731 sq. miles
Total Acres 404,407
Cropland Acres 343,679
Average Price Per Acre Farmland $13,197
Average Price Per Acre for Northeast Iowa $12,060
CSR2 Weighted Average 68.2
CSR2 Cropland Average 79
State Average CSR2 68.6
Average Price per CSR2 $167.05
Average County Rent $297
Rent Range $263 - $338
Average rent for Northeast Iowa $307
Rent per CSR2 Point $3.67
Improved Permanent Pasture $87
Unimproved Permanent Pasture $60
Stalk Grazing per Acre $13
Hunting Rights per Acre $15
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Unincorporated Areas: Alpha, Donnan, Oran, Richfield

Towns: Arlington, Fairbank, Randalia, Waucoma, Clermont, Hawkeye, St. Lucas, West Union, Elgin, Maynard, Stanley, Westgate, Fayette, Oelwein, Wadena

Townships: Auburn, Dover, Illyria, Scott, Banks, Eden, Jefferson, Smithfield, Bethel, Fairfield, Oran, Union, Center, Fremont, Pleasant Valley, Westfield, Clermont, Harlan, Putnam, Windsor

Fayette County History: 

Fayette County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 20,880. The county seat is West Union. Fayette County was founded on December 21, 1837, as a part of Wisconsin Territory. The county was formed as part of a large reorganization of Dubuque County, which at that time comprised most of the northern half of Iowa, Minnesota, and parts of the Dakotas. Fayette County was granted the Minnesota and Dakotas territory on that date. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 731 square miles.


Fayette County Iowa Farmland Sales Resources

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Recent Farmland Sales in this County

12/20/23 77 acres; $8,700/acre; 83 CSR2; $104.82/CSR2; 96% tillable

11/15/23 144.63 Acres; $8,145/acre; 68 CSR2; 98.4% tillable

11/15/23 37.4 Acres; $16,043/acre; 78.2 CSR2; 100% tillable

11/17/23 137.11 Acres; $15,000/acre; 85.1 CSR2; 100% tillable

9/12/23 80 Acres; $17,600/acre; 89.4 CSR2; 90.4% tillable

9/26/23 77 Acres; $15,500/acre; 89.4 CSR2; 96.5% tillable

9/26/23 36.98 Acres; $13,000/acre; 88.9 CSR2; 90% tillable

3/1/23 35.66 Acres; $16,400/acre; 86.5 CSR2; 99% tillable

11/18/22 155.82 Acres; $11,471/acre; 81.8 CSR2; 84% tillable

11/15/22 223 Acres; $14,000/acre; 86 CSR2; 96% tillable

11/3/22 105 Acres; $12,000/acre; 85.2 CSR2; 92% tillable

11/1/22 131.39 ACres; $9,100/acre; 77.7 CSR2; 96% tillable

9/28/22 66.17 Acres; $14,100/acre; 72.7 CSR2; 96.26% tillable

9/28/22 190.46 Acres; $14,200/acre; 73.5 CSR2; 99% tillable

9/28/22 58.1 Acres; $14,500/acre; 77.7 CSR2; 100% tillable

8/25/22 70 Acres; $13,500/acre; 77 CSR2; 95% tillable

7/27/22 152.39 Acres; $12,500/acre; 84.6 CSR2; 96% tillable

6/29/22 120 acres; $15,000/acre; 89.1 CSR2; $168.35/CSR2; 93.2% tillable

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Fayette County Iowa Farmland Sales

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Fayette County Farmland Values and Averages

All farmland values for Fayette County are stated as averages and are not a guarantee of value in any given situation.  If you need a written farmland appraisal you should call us at 855-376-3478 to discuss how we can help you. Farmland prices can change quickly and some information on this website can be up to 12 months old depending on when you view it.  All sale results are dated so you can see the date of the sale however averages are calculated in December of each year and are based on a September to September study.

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